From the last few days I was not able to open many websites (specially web-traffic analysis websites) including statcounter.com on any of my browsers. The pages were completely blank and displaying “(GIF Image, 1×1 pixels)“. In case of Statcounter the home page was although displayed but everything was a complete mess, you can see the screen-shot:
So I tried to open the same websites on my laptop, which displayed all the websites properly.
Finally when I searched for the main differences between the systems, I noticed that I recently upgraded my desktop’s antivirus Kaspersky Internet Security to version 8 (2009 ).
Now it was very easy to solve this problem. I immediatley opened the application (KIS ver.8), and disabled ‘Web Traffic‘ option under ‘Anti-Malware‘ protection, and phew……finally I could easily access all those important websites 🙂
*Update: To avoid this problem in Kaspersky Internet Security (or Anti Virus) 2010 (ver. 9), disable “Anti-Banner” under “My Protection“